Gabriel Kuri is a Mexican artist whose sculptures and installations critique the world of commerce. By combining site-specific content with the banality of mass-produced consumer objects and financial documents, he explores both formal and conceptual concerns. “We live in a global world where it seems like everything is available at the click of a button, yet that’s not exactly the case,” Kuri has said. “I adjust my work to fit my surroundings because I want it to have that feeling of actuality, of presentness.” His massive textile, industrial, and natural works address the relationship between consumer and citizen, often rearranging the fiscal, public, and private spheres of culture through re-contextualizing the intended use of his materials. Born in 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico, Kuri studied at the National School of Plastic Arts UNAM in Mexico City before obtaining an MA from Goldsmiths College in London, United Kingdom. Kuri has exhibited extensively, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bozen, and Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen. Kuri currently lives and works between Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, CA.